Dorset man appears in court charged in connection with shooting in Bury

Shooting in Bury St Edmunds in flats on Station Hill.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-150508-101854009
Shooting in Bury St Edmunds in flats on Station Hill.'Picture Mark Westley ANL-150508-101854009
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A 34-year-old man from Dorset has appeared in court charged in connection with a shooting in Bury St Edmunds.

Police were called at 6.45pm on Tuesday, August 4 to reports that a man had been shot in the stomach at an address in Forum Court.

The victim, aged in his 30s, was successfully treated in hospital for his injuries.

On Tuesday, Paul Baker, of Neils View, Maiden Newton, Dorchester, was charged with conspiracy to murder after being rearrested in Weymouth on Monday afternoon.

He appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court this morning and was remanded in custody for a perliminary hearing at Ipswich Crown Court on September 29.

Four other men have already been charged with conspiracy to murder in connection with the incident.

Three are from south-west England - Simon Webber, 31, of Sydenham Close, Bridgwater, Somerset; Frank Warren, 51, of Victoria Road, Dorchester; and Andrew Seaton, 39, of Frome View, Maiden Newton, Dorchester.

Suffolk man Colin Deferia, 59, of Battisford Road, Barking, was also charged with the same offence and made his first appearance before Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday.

All four men have been remanded in custody and are due to appear in court again at the end of October.

Two women, aged 59 and 29 and from Needham Market area, who were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder in connection with this incident, remain on police bail until Thursday 1 October.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference BU/15/2542, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.